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Discover Pathfinder with this Humble Bundle

Pathfinder

Limitless adventure awaits—and this epic bundle from Paizo is the perfect way to join the thriving community of rangers, rogues, and sorcerers in the Pathfinder 2nd Edition tabletop role-playing game! This Humble Bundle digital adventurer’s kit is packed with everything new heroes need to embark on their own saga, plus tons of RPG resources to power countless adventures to come:

  • Outfit yourself with essentials including the digital Pathfinder 2E Beginner Box and Core Rulebook.
  • Discover the perils that await in the Abomination Vaults Adventure Path (plus Foundry Virtual Tabletop version) and more campaign ebooks.
  • Get resources to enhance your journey, including guides to the Pathfinder world, expanded character options, digital pawns & maps, and more.

Unleash your hero…and help support Code for America with your purchase! The bundle features 28 items valued at $422 that you can get for $25!

Konami announces the return of the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship for 2023

Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023

Konami has announced its plans to hold the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023, the prestigious international tournament to determine the world’s Top Duelists in three categories.

Following the global events of recent years, it will mark the first time the tournament is due to be held since 2019. Konami currently plans to hold the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023 this August in Japan.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2023 will feature three separate tournaments for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS, and for the first time since the game’s launch, Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL!

Information regarding the qualifying rounds for Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship will be announced through the official Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and digital games’ websites and social media channels and through in-game notifications.

The Yu-Gi-Oh card game will celebrate its 25th anniversary on February 4, 2024. Today, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG and digital titles including Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL LINKS and Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL are loved by millions of fans all across the globe. To mark 25 years of Dueling, KONAMI will launch its 25th anniversary project in 2023, including the release of commemorative products and a variety of other promotions worldwide.  

Corvus Belli reveals its February 2023 Infinity releases

Shakush Light Armored Unit (TAG)

Ref: 281414-0982
PVP/MSRP: 36,95 € / 43,99 $

Armies: Haqqislam / Ramah Taskforce / Hassasin Bahram
Some may think it sounds excessive saying that a lightweight TAG can crush the bones of any enemy, but only those who have never seen a Shakush in action will say that. Used wisely, taking full advantage of its potential without risking it in suicide operations, or even when doing so, the Shakush is a tactical element that can turn the tide of the battle.

Sale Info: This box includes an injected thermoplastic miniature of a Shakush with AP Spitfire and Heavy Flamethrower. This lightweight TAG will provide the firepower and endurance needed to make a difference in your Haqqislam army from your Operation: Blackwind box.

Agamemnon the Atreides (TAG)

Ref: 280872-0983
PVP/MSRP: 32,95 € / 39.49 $

Armies: ALEPH / Steel Phalanx

The Atreides is the asset that the Steel Phalanx deploys when things go awry. Agamemnon is the game changer, the one who can turn the tables, either swinging his mace or unleashing all his firepower on the enemy while he laughs at whatever his opponents throw at him.

Sale Info: This box includes an injected thermoplastic miniature of Agamemnon with AP Spitfire and Heavy Flamethrower. This lightweight TAG is the new addition to the Steel Phalanx army of your Operation: Blackwind box, providing the innate offensive power of the TAGs.

Kosmoflot Expansion Pack Alpha

Ref: 281128-0979
PVP / MSRP: 34,95 € / 41.99 $

Armies: Ariadna / Kosmoflot

Although Kosmoflot was conceived as a naval space force focusing on near-space naval operations and deep-space patrols with a tactical staff specializing in boarding tactics and security, its return to the moon of Tanit proved this approach to be insufficient. Yuan Yuan pirate attacks on helpless construction and mining crews scattered across Tanit’s surface made it clear that this force’s presence on the satellite must extend outside their docking facilities.

Sale Info: This box includes 3 miniatures: One Paracommando with Spitfire, one Volkolak Missile Launcher and one Armata Proyekt-4 Kosmosoldat with Autocannon. With this box you can expand your options when creating an Army List and continue the Ariadna or Kosmoflot collection you started with the Operation: Crimson Stone.

Tomcats

Ref: 281520-0987
PVP / MSRP: 32,95 € / 39.49 $

Armies: Nomads / Jurisdictional Command of Corregidor

Tomcat operatives must exhibit a great degree of versatility, and teams are composed of members with different domains of expertise to facilitate the success of their mission. The demanding conditions of their work, along with the specifics of Nomad administrative structure, dictate that the Tomcat teams work as a military unit. The Nomad Military Force has been known to put their exceptional skills to good use in combat as a rapid response support unit. Their role is to execute extraordinary rescue operations, immediate response missions, and in extremis hostage liberation actions. The bottom line is: they save lives.

Sale Info: This box includes 4 miniatures: One Tomcat Doctor with Combi Rifle, two Zondcats, and the brave Tomcats Sergeant, Carlota Kowalsky. The perfect tactical support for your Nomad force from your Operation: Crimson Stone box.

The Hungries: Gakis and Pretas

Ref: 281625-0986
PVP / MSRP: 39,95 € / 47.99$

Armies: Combined Army / Morat Aggression Forces

The Hungries are light combat operatives. Both Gakis and Pretas are likely trained using a reward-mediated trial-and-error system, expedited by the EI artificially stimulating their appetite centers. This might explain the Combined Army military designation for these creatures: ‘The Hungries’. Humans met them for the first time on Paradiso, where they codenamed them Gakis and Pretas, the Japanese and Hindi names for hungry ghosts, after their fierce attacks and their inclination to move in ravening packs.

Sale Info: This box includes 4 miniatures: 2 Gakis and 2 Pretas. There is nothing more terrifying for the enemy than knowing that the field of operation will be infested with these lethal creatures. An ideal complement to your Morat Aggression Forces Action Pack (Ref: 281616-0934).

Darpan Xeno-Station Scenery Pack

Ref: 285075
PVP / MSRP: 29,95 € / 35.99 $

Sale Info: The Scenery Pack includes a ready-to-play, double-sided printed cardboard scenery (4 Buildings, 4 Holoads, 2 Public Consoles, and 9 Blast Barriers), a Game Mat, and also cardboard Markers, Templates and a measuring tool. Everything you need to start playing!

The ideal complement to increase the cover of your gaming table.

Darpan Xeno-Station Scenery Expansion Pack

Ref: 285076
PVP / MSRP: 29,95 € / 35.99 $

Sale Info: With this expansion pack you can complement and expand the scenery from your Operation: Blackwind (Ref. OPBW).

This 3mm cardboard scenery pack, two-sided printed, includes an Objective room, two small buildings, a sniper tower, a console, two bridges, two staircases, an inner ladder, an inner walkway, and a 24×32 inch paper gaming mat.

Renegade to be the new home of Sid Sackson’s classic Acquire

Renegade Game Studios

Renegade Game Studios and Hasbro have expanded their partnership to make Renegade the new home for Acquire, Sid Sackson’s classic game of big-city real estate. A partnership was first announced in October 2022, with the announcement that Renegade would be taking over Axis & Allies, Diplomacy, Robo Rally, and Squad Leader. Renegade will be releasing a new version of Acquire in 2023.

First released in 1963, Acquire puts gamers in the shoes of a real estate mogul, vying for control of companies as they expand, merge, and gain value. Renegade’s latest version will incorporate community feedback and feature much-desired features like a return to the 9×12 gridded plastic board, plastic tiles and buildings, and classic theming of the hotel chains, including one named for the late great designer Sid Sackson. The rulebook will also be updated to include clarifications and adjustments gathered from previous versions of the game.

Gamers can expect the new updated version of this classic game in 2023 with distribution in friendly local game stores as well as specialty retailers worldwide. Localized editions are in the works and will be announced at a later time. 

Renegade will also be supporting the game with a Gen Con Championship held in Indianapolis this August.

Channel Your Inner Rogue with 13 Heist Adventures in Keys from the Golden Vault

D&D players are not strangers to impossible missions. A perilous heist requires careful strategizing followed by daredevil antics when something unexpected happens and the players’ plan goes sideways. Dungeons & Dragons invites players to experience the thrill, drama, strategy, and intrigue of the heist genre in Keys from the Golden Vault, the latest Dungeons & Dragons book of adventures. Keys from the Golden Vault will be released in North America on February 21, 2023 and on March 24, 2023 in the UK/EMEA.

The Golden Vault is rumored to be associated with metallic dragons and based on one of the good-aligned Outer Planes. Its operatives help the downtrodden and innocent when the law can’t. The organization’s motto is: “Do good, no matter the cost.”

D&D players can live out their fantasies of running a caper like one they might have seen on the silver screen in movies such as Mission: Impossible; Ocean’s 11; or even The Great Muppet Caper. The thirteen adventures in Keys from the Golden Vault range from levels 1 to 11. They can be played as one-offs dropped into ongoing campaigns, or run as a campaign of heists perpetrated by the same crew.

Keys from the Golden Vault has an alternate cover by Simen Meyer, available only through game stores, and an evergreen cover by Anna Podedworna, available in North America on February 21, 2023. Fans who pre-order the digital/physical bundle at dndstore.wizards.com will be able to access the digital release on February 7, 2023.


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AEG announces Let’s Go! To Japan

Let's Go! To Japan

With the pandemic impacting every aspect of our lives, our trips and travel schedules halted for a few years. As our lives slowly return to normality, here at Alderac Entertainment Group (AEG), they’re inviting gamers to “Let’s Go! To Japan”!

While bouncing between Tokyo and Kyoto, you’ll visit can’t-miss tourist attractions and encounter local flavors. Using over 120 beautifully illustrated cards drawn by Japan-based artists, you will discover activities and strategically place them to create your week-long itinerary. Puzzle out the optimal activities to maximize your experience while balancing your resources.

The game consists of 13 rounds in which players draw Activity cards and strategically place them on different days in their weeklong itinerary, followed by a final round in which they ultimately go on their planned trip, activating each of their cards in order along the way.

The player who collects the most points by the end of their trip is the winner!

Let’s Go! To Japan is coming to Kickstarter later this year and will feature the standard edition of the game and a deluxe edition, which will take you to the land of the rising sun!

Renegade Game Studios Launches an Early Release Program for Game Stores with The Search for Lost Species!

Search for Lost Species

Renegade Game Studios will launch the Search for Lost Species 3 months early in participating retail stores and to a limited number of fans. Stores can back the game on Kickstarter and can expect to receive games in May of 2023. The full release and retail distribution will be in August and coincide with a public launch at Gen Con.

The Search for Lost Species gameplay isn’t just more of the same.

Here are some of the new challenges players will take on!

  • Six different Lost Species to look for – Each has its own logic rules and will present a unique challenge!
  • Explore two different island maps, introducing a spatial aspect to the deduction!
  • Town Cards – Each provides a power or ability that will aid in your search!
  • Three different terrain types provide an additional layer of logic and relationships!
  • From the same design team as The Search for Planet X, Ben Rosset and Matthew O’Malley.

The Search for Lost Species was made using eco-friendly materials!

  • No plastic in the components or packaging.
  • The latest in sustainable premium cardstock using sugarcane rather than traditional lumber, which takes longer to renew.
  • Produced by a factory with eco-friendly practices such as solar power and grey-water recycling in their manufacturing process.

More things you should know about The Search for Lost Species and its predecessor; The Search for Planet X

  • Renegade partnered with Re:wild, a real life organization that is actively searching for Lost Species in our world.
  • The Search for Lost Species App is already complete and downloadable now on the iOS and Android stores.
  • The Search for Planet X won the coveted Game of the Year award in 2021 at the SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival as voted on by fans and industry professionals.
  • The Search for Planet X received the prestigious Dice Tower Seal of Excellence with a rating of 8.5/10.
  • The Search for Planet X received the Shut Up & Sit Down “Recommends” seal!

MÖRK BORG Mystery Box IKHON Coming February 28

MÖRK BORG: IKHON

Forged by the left hand of Nechrubel, bound in cured skin and soot-black wood, the ancient god-vessels known as IKHONs are detested by the Two-Headed Basilisks. Wielding their Powers, unfettering the Profane Profound shackled within is a serious heretical crime and whoever may carry these blackened shrines will be forever hunted by the inquisition. But perhaps it is worth it.

Free League Publishing and Stockholm Kartell have announced MÖRK BORG: IKHON. This new module for the hit indie old-school RPG MÖRK BORG will be released on February 28. A pre-order giving early access to a complete PDF is now live in the Free League webshop.

IKHON is a mystery box for MÖRK BORG. A gaol keeping four almost-forgotten folk gods at bay; the Bilkherd, the Becklure, the Old Dead and the dreaded Silkfiend. Those who dare commune with them are promised great rewards. But life and death go hand in hand and too small a sacrifice could be perceived as an insult. This gift could very well be a curse.

Contents:

  • Boxed set with rules on how to unfetter the Profane Profound.
  • Four tracts, one for each god-creature, detailing their gifts and punishments.
  • Written by Pelle Nilsson but torn apart and rebuilt in a stranger, darker form by Fiona Maeve Geist and Jarrett Crader of the MoonRat Conspiracy.
  • Over 40 full-page illustrations by the masterful Paraguayan artist Samuel Araya, whose oil paintings will bring the Profane Profound to blasphemous life.

MÖRK BORG is designed by Pelle Nilsson (Ockult Örtmästare Games) and Johan Nohr (Stockholm Kartell), published by Free League Publishing.

Get a new look at the Steelbook and “Making Of” exclusives for the upcoming action game Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2

Focus Entertainment and Saber Interactive are thrilled to bring a very special, top-class Collector’s Edition to fans awaiting the comeback of Warhammer 40,000’s legendary franchise in Space Marine 2. Discover a new look at the game’s exclusive Steelbook and “Making Of” book for the first time today!

Visit the Focus Entertainment Store and pre-order the Collector’s Edition for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC (Steam key) before February 16 to guarantee day one delivery and be supremely equipped for epic warfare!

Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine 2 Collector's Edition

A Collector’s Edition Blessed with Immense Power

The Collector’s Edition of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 features prestigious collectibles packed inside a box sporting exclusive artwork and includes:

  • A statuette of Lieutenant Titus: an 8.25 x 6.7″ resin statuette with interchangeable head and helmet, finely detailed and entirely hand-painted
  • The game’s official Steelbook®
  • A 64-page “Art & Making-Of” book, in English, illustrated by the talented team at Saber Interactive.
  • The game Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 on the platform of your choice:
    • PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions will be shipped as physical copies, with a Focus Entertainment Store-exclusive box art
    • The PC version will be sent digitally as a Steam download code
  • The “Macragge’s Chosen” DLC

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2 will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023. Pre-order the Collector’s Edition now! Pre-orders registered from February 17 and after will be subject to stock availability and are not guaranteed for delivery on day one.

Conquest’s next faction revealed!

Para Bellum Wargames, the developer and publisher of the fantasy Regimental Miniature Wargame Conquest: The Last Argument of Kings and Skirmish system Conquest: First Blood, launched a new special event on its interactive lore platform, the Living World. Codenamed ‘Project 8,’ the event presented three candidate factions for release after the City States, (the seventh faction to join the ranks of Conquest in February 2023). The choice was between the elemental Sorcerer Kings, the hardened and versatile Dogs of War, or the spawned creations of Hel, the Conquest Community will decide!

With the most voting of any Living World event in the history of Conquest’s interactive platform, Para Bellum has announced that Sorcerer Kings will be the 8th faction, coming out in 2024. The community spoke, and while the contest was a tight race, the Sorcerer Kings with a vote total of 41.76% nudged out Hel which came in second with a vote total of 39.68%. The Dogs of War ended the vote with 18.56%.

What are the Sorcerer Kings – God-killers. Masters of Elements. Founders of not mere kingdoms but of an entire continent and its civilization. Once members of an elite cabal of practitioners of the Old Dominion who drunk hastily into the power left behind by the Anathematic, the Sorcerer Kings eagerly shift in their elemental thrones as the winds of fortune change, inviting them home… An exciting race, one that will make for an exciting introduction to Conquest gameplay in 2024.

Conquest The Sorcerer Kings
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